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Flexibility

Flexibility

I have been thinking a lot about flexibility recently.  Flexibility is obviously a question that comes up in ones professional life with clients asking legal questions about the rights and risks of flexible working requests, the relative merits of flexible working for different parts of the workforce and what to do when there are seemingly competing requests, opinions and business needs.

Sports Direct – the latest developments in the criticism over working practices

Sports Direct – the latest developments in the criticism over working practices

Mike Ashley's grilling by the select committee this week has attracted lots of media attention into working practices at Sports Direct, the public company relegated out of the FTSE 100 earlier this year following a series of allegations relating to allegedly poor working practices.

Holiday pay – the latest instalment

Holiday pay – the latest instalment

As we enter the first realms of spring with the sun finally making a very welcome appearance, it would seem fitting that this week the EAT delivered the latest judgment in the ongoing saga of holiday pay in the case of British Gas v Lock.  For a summary of the story so far see these previous blog posts:  Holiday Season for the Employment Appeal Tribunal , Lock v British Gas Trading Limited: Commission to be included in holiday pay calculations , Holiday Pay update and More Holiday Pay (as...

Bank holidays: what you need to know

Bank holidays: what you need to know

As spring approaches, days start to get longer, blossoms appear and what is more, one gets to enjoy a number of bank holiday weekends in relatively quick succession. As it is little over a month to go until the Easter bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be opportune to recap on some of the basic legal principles governing bank holidays, as well as some specific issues to look out for.

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